SCAN Classic Riverside County, CA Medicare Advantage Plan

SCAN Classic Medicare Advantage Plan for Riverside County, California seniors on Medicare.SCAN Classic, a Riverside County, California Medicare Advantage plan from SCAN Health Plan, is a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) option for people with Medicare. It gives you all of the same health insurance benefits as original Medicare and offers extras that Medicare does not cover.

The insurance premium is $0.00 per month. You also have co-payments and/or co-insurances with each healthcare service that you use. You can learn more about the basic coverage costs on the co-payments page.

The real benefit of an HMO plan like SCAN Classic is lower, predictable out-of-pocket expenses. Although more restrictive than original Medicare, a Medicare Advantage HMO plan limits your annual out-of-pocket costs. With Medicare Parts A and B, there's no cap, leaving you vulnerable to excessive medical bills.

With an HMO you are required to use healthcare providers in the plan's network. If you don't you will incur additional costs. Also, be aware that your primary care physician must make refer you before you see a specialist.

Quality Rating

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reviews and rates the quality of all plans. The 1 (worst) to 5 (best) star ratings assist people considering plans and offer an unbiased measure of quality.

The CMS has awarded SCAN Classic 4.0 out of 5 stars. That means Medicare deems this plan Above Average as compared to all others (as of 15 October, 2014).

Out-of-Pocket Expenses

One of the benefits built in to all Medicare Advantage plans is an annual out-of-pocket limit. The maximum is $6,700, but plans are allowed to offer a voluntary limit as low as $3,400 per year.

The most you will pay out-of-pocket if you enroll in this plan is $3,400. This amount is what you actually pay for your healthcare services. It does not include your monthly premium or your prescriptions. It's only the costs you pay out-of-pocket on co-payments and co-insurances.

It's important to do your homework and compare the co-payments and co-insurance with this plan to those of original Medicare. Also, be aware that Medicare Part A and Part B do not limit your out-of-pocket costs like Medicare Advantage. If you stay in original Medicare you must add supplemental Medicare insurance to cover the cost gaps.

Compare Plans

Be a smart shopper. Compare SCAN Classic with these plans:

SCAN Classic vs. Medigap Plan K

You might also consider comparing SCAN Classic with Medigap Plan K. That's because the out-of-pocket limit on Plan K is only $4,940 (vs. $3,400 on this plan) and you can see any doctor you choose. Read Medigap Plan K vs. Medicare Advantage to learn more.

Who Can Join?

You can join SCAN Classic if you are entitled to Medicare Part A and enrolled in Medicare Part B and live in the service area. You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium. The service area includes: Mira Loma, Indio, Indian Wells, Palm Desert, Banning, Beaumont, Blythe, Cabazon, Cathedral City, Coachella, Desert Center, Desert Hot Springs, La Quinta, Mecca, North Palm Springs, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Thermal, Thousand Palms, Whitewater, Calimesa, Riverside, March Air Reserve Base, Lake Elsinore, Aguanga, Anza, Hemet, Homeland, Idyllwild, Moreno Valley, Mountain Center, Murrieta, Nuevo, Perris, San Jacinto, Menifee, Sun City, Quail Valley, Temecula, Wildomar, Winchester, Norco, Corona, and all other areas of Riverside County, California.

CMS File Date: October 15, 2014.

This Medicare Advantage Plan catalog is maintained by David Bynon and was last updated on 9/14/2015. For more information, download the Summary of Benefits SCAN Classic Medicare Advantage Plan H5425-008 Summary of Benefits for Riverside County, California, visit the SCAN Health Plan website, or call SCAN Health Plan at N/A.